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Faculty Achievements: School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies and School of Education, Health, and Social Work

 achievement_karendorgan Karen Dorgan, professor of educationA participant in the 4th International Realistic Mathematics Education Conference, Boulder, Co., September 26–29. The conference explored the theme, “Developing Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning through Contexts and Representations in Science, Technology, and Mathematics.”
Lise Keiter, professor of musicPerformed as part of the Heifetz International Music Institute’s Celebrity Series this summer.

Participated in the Virginia Music Teachers’ Association Annual Convention, Wintergreen, Va.

Sarah Kennedy, professor of EnglishSeveral readings in North Carolina and an interview on Asheville Public Radio this summer.

An essay on contemporary poetry, “Who We Are Today,” the summer issue of West Branch.

  Sara Nair James, professor of art historyA review in Sixteenth Century Journal of The Life and Art of Luca Signorelli by Tom Henry.

A lecture, “A Century of Stained Glass Windows in First Presbyterian Church, Norfolk,” a symposium on Presbyterian History, May 18, 2013, Norfolk, Va.

  Katherine Low, assistant professor of religion and college chaplainA book, The Bible, Gender, and Reception History: The Case of Job’s Wife, UK release by Bloomsbury publishing in August, U.S. release in November.

Accompanied two students to the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge annual gathering where she was invited to present on a panel about interfaith engagement and curriculum, September 23–24.

 achievement_kathymccleaf Kathy McCleaf, professor of health and studies of gender and sexualityAn article on the Iditarod in the volume, American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas.
Paul Menzer, director of the MLitt/MFA Program in Shakespeare and PerformanceHosted 100 scholars from around the world, as president of the Marlowe Society of America, at the seventh quadrennial International Marlowe Conference, June, the Blackfriars Playhouse.

Delivered an invited lecture and taught for a week at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, July.

Commenced his National Endowment for the Humanities long-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, July.

Gave the annual Marshal Grossman lecture, September 18, the University of Maryland.

A chapter, “In the event of fire…,” in Moving Shakespeare Indoors, edited by Farah Karim-Cooper and past Doenges Scholar Andrew Gurr, Cambridge University Press.

A chapter, “The Laws of Athens,” in Campus Shakespeare, edited by Andrew Hartley, Cambridge University Press.

  Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian StudiesAn article, “Jack London: The Adventurer-Writer Who Chronicled Asian Wars, Confronted Racism and Saw the Future,” will be included as a chapter in the forthcoming book, Japan’s Pan-national Visions, to be published by Japan Focus.

A review of the book, Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln, the Fall 2013 issue of Vermont History.

An article, “Soka Gakkai International: The Global Expansion of a Japanese Buddhist Movement,” will be published in the online journal, Religion Compass.

 achievement_MBC seal Amy Miller, adjunct assistant professor of Asian studiesA series of invited lectures at the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center in Washington, NJ.
 achievement_rodowen Roderic Owen, professor of philosophyPresented a paper, “Overcoming De-Humanization,” the International Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference, October 17, Ontario, Canada; he will also serve as co-chair of the program committee for 2015.
  Brenci Patiño, assistant professor of SpanishA presenter, via video conference, at the Conferencia Internacional de Literatura Detectivesta en Español (International Conference on the Detective Novel in Spanish), September 27, discussing her chapter, “Space, Crime, and Gender in Border Cultural Production,” recently published in Gente de Frontera: The Mexico—U.S. Border in Hispanic Literature.

Attended the Cultures and Languages across the Curriculum Conference at the University of Richmond, September 19 and 20; the Foreign Language Association of Virginia Conference, Williamsburg, October 4 and 5; and the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network Conference, October 10 and 11, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

  Paul Ryan, professor of artNew work included in a group exhibition, Hot Fun in the Summertime, July and August, Reynolds Gallery Richmond.

A review of the exhibition, “Sure Sure Davi Det Hompson: 1976–1995,” at ZieherSmith Gallery in New York City, in the June 2013 issue of the magazine, Art in America.

achievement_gaurirai Gauri Rai, associate professor of social workAn article — “Some Antecedents of Organizational Justice: Who Determines What is Fair?” — European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2013, pp. 177–200.

An article — “Impact of Organizational Justice on Job Satisfaction, Commitment, and Turnover Intentions: Can Fair Treatment by Organizations Make a Difference in their Workers’ Attitudes and Behaviors?” — International Journal of Human Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2013, pp. 260–284.

An article — “Improving Quality of Working Life among Nursing Home Staff: Is it really needed?” — International Journal of Caring Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2013, pp. 380–391.

An article, “Job Satisfaction among Long-Term Care Staff: Bureaucracy Isn’t Always Bad,” Administration in Social Work, Vol. 37, 2013, pp. 90–99.

achievement_jannasegal Janna Segal, assistant professor of theatreThe moderator of the plenary session, “Studies in Theater History and Staging,” the International Marlowe Conference, June.

Invited to participate as a dramaturg in the New Play Development Workshop, Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

A guest lecture on dramaturgy and dramaturged four student plays for the theatre department’s annual Playwrights’ Open Studios, September 19–21, Goucher College.

Katherine Turner, associate professor of EnglishA review of A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa by Elaine Neil Orr.

An essay, ‘“A scale of hideousness’: snakes and other reptiles in the new worlds of the long eighteenth century,” to be published in January in a collection, Travel, Discovery and Transformation.

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